We are not providing a printed programme or abstract book at the 2020 conference. However, summaries of the abstracts can be downloaded using the link below
In addition we have launced a conference app for DOP2020; download instructions will be sent to all delegates prior to the conference.
Please note that you do not need to book onto most sessions but there are CPD workshops and a workshop by Gabriele Oettingen that have limited capacity and will need to be pre-booked.
If you have booked onto a workshop and are unable to attend, please contact us as soon as possible so we can offer your place to another delegate.
WOOP (Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan) Workshop - Professor Gabriele Oettingen, New York University **FULLY BOOKED**Show content
Our keynote Gabriele Oettingen, an NYU and University of Hamburg psychology professor has spent the last 20 years conducting scientific research on wishes, how we fulfill them, and what stands in their way.
In her book Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation, Oettingen offers proven tools for thinking better, clarifying our goals, achieving the attainable ones, and identifying the internal barriers that hold us back. Her toolkit is straightforward: a four-step process called “WOOP” (Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan). She has a free WOOP app, which succinctly guides you, making it easy and convenient to WOOP. It draws upon over two decades of research, and Gabriele is willing to talk you through this methodology.
Book your place now!
Pre and Post-Conference workshops are only available to conference delgates. Places are limited and are offered on a 'first come, first served' basis, please see summaries below and add one per day to your booking when you register. If you've already booking a conference place and want to add a CPD Workshop to your existing booking, you can do so by accessing your booking.
Disclaimer: By signing up for a CPD workshop, you are agreeing to be contacted by the facilitator by email prior to the conference for the purpose of the CPD workshop only. Your email address will not be shared with any other third party.
Registration for the CPD Workshops has now closed.
Wednesday CPD Workshops
1) Workshop 1: How to use Acceptance and Commitment Theory (ACT) in Coaching to Enhance Performance Welling - GoldsmithsShow content
The evidence-base for ACT-based workplace interventions is growing. This workshop will share innovative principles from contextual behavioural science and how they can be applied in the workplace; specifically in coaching contexts, but also in other developmental contexts such as leadership and career management. As part of the workshop, you will have the opportunity to undertake exercises and experience ACT for yourself. The workshop will provide a practical and evidence-based approach to using ACT in your coaching, specifically focusing on performance and wellbeing.
This workshop will be an interactive experience for attendees underpinned by theoretically-informed coaching techniques. You will learn the principles behind effective CBS-informed interventions; namely, that functional understandings of behaviour can be highly effective when working with clients in the workplace. You will have the opportunity to try using new techniques you may not have come across in coaching before, such as the ACT matrix.
This workshop is suitable for both new and experienced coaches, or anyone who wants to understand what motivates people, and be able to help them enhance their performance and wellbeing.
2) Risk Type Compass Accreditation Workshop - Psychological Consultancy LtdShow content
Every decision we make involves managing the balance between risk and opportunity. Very often employees navigate this complex maze at a subconscious level. So, what if there is a bias or a tendency to be pulled in one direction or the other on the risk spectrum? The Risk Type Compass is a BPS-Registered online personality assessment that focuses on the differences in the way individuals perceive, react to and manage risk, as well as how they make decisions. The Risk Type Compass assigns individuals to one of eight Risk Types and enables you to measure their propensity for risk in an objective manner. The tool facilitates discussion about risk tolerance, the suitability of Risk Types for risk-related roles and, within the investment domain, allows portfolio management to achieve more appropriate levels of risk suitability for clients. Completion of the workshop will equip delegates with the tools and knowledge to: appreciate the importance of risk in their organisation; understand how Risk Types apply to a variety of industries, professions and roles; deliver feedback to Risk Type Compass participants; implement enhancements to their organisation’s risk management strategy; and interpret Risk Type Compass Group Reports and facilitate team workshops. To meet these learning objectives, the workshop will cover the underlying psychological principles underpinning the assessment’s framework, vital information about the reliability and validity of the instrument, and important findings from various research studies involving the RTC. The 3-hour session will include interactive exercises designed to develop understanding and provide delegates with the ability to interpret and feedback the insight offered by the RTC. The workshop is open to all DOP delegates, although Test User Personality certification and previous experience with psychometrics would be desirable.
3) A New Approach to Evaluating the Dark Triad at Work - Hogrefe LtdShow content
In a complex workplace, assessing the dark triad of personality (narcissism, Machiavellianism and Subclinical psychopathy) is increasingly important (e.g. LeBreton, Shiverdecker & Grimaldi, 2018; Harms & Spain, 2015). From a practitioner perspective, it is vital to be able to pinpoint not only an employee’s ‘bright side’ but the potential derailers that can impact performance and lead to serious financial and personal implications for employees and the organisation.
Despite numerous studies on the dark triad, methodological development has lagged well behind this increasing interest (e.g. Miller, Vize, Crowe & Lynam, 2019). That is, until now. Thoroughly grounded in research with impeccable academic credentials, the Dark Triad of Personality at Work (TOP) is the first psychological measure of personality designed specifically to evaluate the dark triad in the workplace.
The TOP can be used to help inform selection and development decisions in a way that follows legal and ethical guidelines. The TOP measures only work-related aspects of the dark triad of personality. As such, the three factors become: Self-centred work approach, Enforcement-focused work attitude, and Uncommitted-impulsive work style. Time efficient and user friendly, the TOP comprises 60 items measuring 11 subscales, and is completed online.
In this practical, thought-provoking three-hour workshop, attendees will gain an understanding of, and competence in, using the TOP for selection, development, consulting and research. Attendees who have BPS Test User Occupational: Personality (TUOP) qualifications or a Master’s qualification which includes training in personality questionnaires will be eligible for accreditation in the use of the TOP.
4) Personal Resilience and Wellbeing - The Wellbeing Project **FULLY BOOKED**Show content
This session focuses on personal resilience, exploring the evidence-based ‘5 Pillars of Resilience’ model underpinning our psychometric assessment. It is primarily aimed at practitioners, such as occupational psychologists in coaching and training roles or working in HR and occupational health departments, but is beneficial for anyone who simply wants to learn more about developing resilience.
Delegates will be invited to complete the assessment before the session, measuring personal resilience and wellbeing with a focus on the workplace. Each delegate will receive a summary report of their results in advance of the workshop, and a full, in-depth report after attending. This explores results in greater detail, including breakdowns across subscales and suggested strategies for development.
The overarching aim of the workshop is to empower individuals to discover and maximise their levels of resilience. Drawing on their own results, attendees will deepen their understanding of what it really means to be resilient and the factors that can influence this. They will consider the spectrum from mental ill health to resilience and explore five key areas that together form a holistic model of resilience. With a focus on self-discovery and practical tools, exercises support delegates to interpret their results and explore individual strengths and areas to develop.
The session is highly interactive, yet with no obligation for individuals to share their personal results. Delegates will identify strategies and tactics to bolster their mental, emotional, social and physical resilience, and will leave with specific action plans for developing their own resilience and wellbeing. The knowledge and personal insight gained from the session will support individuals to sustain a level of healthy high performance at work, equipping them to withstand the pressures and demands of their environments, reduce the risk of burnout, adapt to change and, ultimately, to thrive both in and outside of work.
5) Positive Organisational Development - Appreciating Change **FULLY BOOKED**Show content
This workshop will explain how we can take a positive approach to organisational development by calling on the science of positive psychology and the art of Appreciative Inquiry.
During the workshop we will cover:
- Identifying individual and organisational strengths
- Creating positive affect in difficult situations
- Engendering pro-activity, optimism and engagement
- Co-creating feasible, attractive, value-based compelling visions of the future
- Creating positive and appreciative generative questions
- Strengths identification and strengths spotting
- Affecting mood and affect in the moment
- Using story and narrative as an organisational resource for change
Addressing address common challenges to this approach such as
- How to get people to engage with this approach
- How to work with reversions to ‘yes, but’
- How to spot the counter-indications that suggest this approach is not appropriate in this situation.
This workshop will be suitable for psychologists who are interesting in working to achieve change in organizations working from a positive or strengths-based perspective.
The workshop will be very experiential with exercises and discussions and plenty of opportunity to learn from colleagues.
By the end of the workshop, participants should:
- Be able to form appreciative and positive generative questions
- Be able to identify individual and organisational strengths
- Be able to create positive affect in the moment
- Be able to help groups co-create compelling visions of the future
- Understand story and narrative as a resource for organisational change
- Know how to engage with common challenges to this way of working
Theoretical background and practical utility
Positive psychology and Appreciative Inquiry supply the theoretical background. We will delve into this as necessary in the workshop while the emphasis is on practical skills.
These skills will be beneficial to anyone who wants to extend their repertoire or to refine their skills in this area.
6) An Introduction to the Open Source R Statistics Software Package - Nottingham Trent UniversityShow content
R is a very powerful free and open source software package for doing data analysis. It is increasingly widely used in psychology, both for research and for statistics teaching.
In this workshop, you will be provided with a friendly introduction to R. It is intended to provide people who are new to R with all the basics and fundamentals that they need to get up and running with R so that they can use it on a regular basis.
No prior experience with R is necessary. All we will assume is a familiarity with statistics typical of someone with an undergrad, or higher, degree in psychology or related discipline.
You will be required to bring your own laptop with R, RStudio, and some R packages pre-installed, and instructions on how to install these (free) software packages will be provided in advance of the workshop.
So to confirm, attendees will need to bring a laptop. All the software is free and open source and runs on all computers (Macs, Windows, Linux) and you will be provided with simple instructions on how to prepare them as in the page here - https://github.com/mark-andrews/intro-to-R-sept-2019
Friday CPD Workshops
8) What Leads to Organizational Agility? … It’s Not What You Think! - PDRIShow content
Organizations are facing unprecedented levels of change as forces like hyper-competition, knowledge commoditization, and technology are threating organizational survival. To succeed in this VUCA world, organizations are racing to implement talent management (TM) solutions that are designed to drive organizational agility. Despite strong interest in the topic, critical gaps exist: we don’t have an agreed definition of agility (so we don’t know what it means), we don’t have validated measures of agility (so we can’t say how much we have), and we don’t know what leads to or results from agility (so we can’t be sure what interventions are worth the investment). This workshop uses new and robust data from over 350 organizations globally to define agility and identify the factors that are most important for developing organizational agility and resilience, which together were found to remarkably improve business success. Specifically, high organizational agility and resilience were shown to lead to 150% to 500% higher profitability Participants will learn how to use the research results to develop theory- and data-driven TM interventions for individuals, teams, and organizations.
The workshop is designed for academics and practitioners at all levels who are involved in studying, developing, or implementing TM. It will be highly interactive; will engage participants in active learning through facilitation, cases studies, reflection exercises, skill-building, and assessment and feedback, with the following learning objectives:
- Understand the research that shows the importance of agility and resilience for organizational performance and profitability
- Learn what agile and resilient organizations do differently to enable competitive success
- Translate the research findings into practical applications and interventions that will enable organizations to compete
- Gain capabilities in how to diagnose an organization’s current standing in areas that contribute to agility and resilience
- Identify agility and resilience gaps and gain capabilities in how to address these
9) The A-Z of behaviour change - Mind GymShow content
What really changes behaviour? If you've ever had to deal with other people, you'll know that it's not easy to get them to do what you want. Even when it's in our own best interests to do things differently, we often fail to change our ways.
Whether you're a psychologist, HR practitioner or simply curious about the behaviour of your fellow humans, this session will equip you with a simple framework for thinking about behaviour change. Your facilitator, one of Mind Gym's psychologists, will then break this framework down into 26 techniques you can take home and start using straight away.
The workshop will be highly interactive and use a range of approaches such as small-group exercises, paired discussions and even some live 'experiments' to bring the techniques to life.
You'll walk away understanding:
- The three main drivers of behaviour change
- How (and why) these three drivers can either enable or discourage desired behaviours
- Techniques related to these three drivers that are practical, usable and applicable to everyday life
- When and how to apply these techniques to facilitate change
Behaviour change has relevance across many fields, including human resources, learning and development, marketing and communications, change management, systems implementation, and management. The session will be based on the work of Professor Susan Michie and colleagues: in particular, the COM-B model for behaviour change, and the Behaviour Change Technique Taxonomy.
10) Organisation Design - Practical application of the what and the how - On The Mark **FULLY BOOKED**Show content
Organisation Design: The aligning of all parts of a business to win in the marketplace, to deliver its strategic or competitive advantage.
- It is the deliberate process of configuring the informal and formal, including; value stream, structure, technologies, management mechanisms & systems, rewards, and people processes to create a business capable of achieving its strategy.
The workshop will cover both the WHAT and the HOW of Organisation Design. It will introduce participants to:
- The What of Organisation Design. A proven methodology for organisation design which is rooted in the work of Jay Galbraith and the Tavistock Institute, informed by contemporary research and moulded by the experience of over 400 redesign projects across the globe.
- The How of Organisation Design. A proven ‘Whole-Scale Change’ approach to building change readiness through involvement in the design process
Participants will learn through real-world case studies and examples. The time spent will be highly interactive with at least 50% of the time spent in hands-on learning.
Participants will leave understanding;
- how to practically apply the evolution of Jay Galbraith’s work as part of an organisation design effort,
- how to help people ‘own what they create’ through the practical application of Whole-Scale Change approaches,
- how to build ‘change readiness’ across an organisation,
- how recent developments in the design of operating models, including ambidexterity, lean, agile, holacracy, etc. have influenced organisation design thinking.
This workshop will be ideal for internal and external change agents, HR professionals, Lean/Six Sigma professionals, OD professionals, middle managers, executive leadership teams and entire project teams.
11) Resilience Quotient Inventory (RQi) Practitioner training - Thrive TrainingShow content
This proposed 3-hour workshop, along with pre-work (1 ½-hours of learning), represents 3 out of 5 modules required to gain certification as an RQi Practitioner.
The RQi is a validated psychometric tool that provides a detailed measure of resilience for individuals and teams. It measures beliefs, behaviours and environmental factors that enable people to cope well under stress and bounce back from adversity. The RQi incorporates assessment scales developed by some of the world’s leading experts in stress and resilience. It is comprised of seven composite scales and 26 sub-scales. Users complete an online questionnaire and receive a 25-page report in which their own scores are compared to a representative sample of working adults in the UK. The report also provides tailored guidance on how to build greater resilience using techniques from positive psychology and health psychology research. The RQi is already being used by leading employers such as the Home Office, CPS, Microsoft and RBS, to name but a few.
Independent consultants can gain certification to use the RQi in one-to-one coaching sessions by completing the 2 ½-day practitioner course. This includes two e-learning modules, a 2-day workshop, practice coaching and an online assessment. The e-learning modules cover the theoretical background that underpins the RQi and the psychometric testing we undertook. Participants of the proposed workshop need to complete the e-learning modules in advance. During the workshop itself we use interactive exercises to provide in-depth knowledge of the different RQi sub-scales, what high and low scores mean for individuals and examples of the exercises recommended in the report. During the course, delegates will receive their own RQi Report, a 22-page technical manual, a card pack explaining the 26 sub-scales and a thorough understanding of how the RQi is used to support resilience in the workplace.
12) Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics - Helen BaronShow content
If the last time you actively engaged with statistics was on a BSc or MSc course some time ago, you may find that your statistical toolkit doesn’t include some of the latest stuff. You may even be a bit rusty around some of the basics. If so this course is for you. It could help you to use statistics more effectively in your practice. For example some statistical understanding is key to critically understanding the research literature as well as evaluating practice.
Often when learning stats students are so focused on running the techniques that the bigger picture passes them by. The aim of this programme is different. It is about understanding what the statistical analysis can and is telling you. The content will be decided by the participants who chose topics from a broad menu.
The aim is to refresh and extend your understanding of some basic techniques you may have learnt some time ago as well as providing an introduction to new techniques that are often not covered in standard courses. The workshop goals are to:
- Reawaken dormant statistical knowledge
- Provide tools to engage with the literature and critically review statistical findings
- Develop understanding of ways that statistics can be useful or misleading
- Provide an update on modern statistical thinking
- Provide an outline of new and complex techniques
The approach will be discursive, aimed at enhancing general understanding rather than working through formulae. You won't learn how to run statistics - but how to critically understand results, when to use different techniques and how to improve the design of research interventions. You will be better prepared to read more on topics if you want to.
Tuesday In The Pub - Tuesday 07 January **FULLY BOOKED**Show content
19:00 The Encore, Stratford Upon Avon
This is an opportunity for early arrivers to get together and share an evening of food, drink and psychology-related entertainment in a traditional British pub. You can catch up with people you already know but also engage with people we have never met before. During the evening we will have the opportunity to try out a fun presentation game that should bring some hilarity to the proceedings. A warm, friendly, supportive atmosphere is guaranteed and if you are new to our conference, this is an excellent opportunity to be made very welcome.
We have an overall limit on places, so please express your interest as soon as possible so we can guarantee you a place. Also, let us know any dietary requirements.
*Please note that booking onto Tuesday In The Pub does not guarantee attendance to Shakespeare Walking Tour and both options must be selected
Shakespeare Walking Tour - Tuesday 07 January **FULLY BOOKED**Show content
17:30 Crowne Plaza, Stratford Upon Avon
A lovely way to discover Stratford and its fascinating relationship with William Shakespeare. Passing Shakespeare's Birthplace and other main sights in the town, the guide tells fascinating stories of fire, floor, plague, old-fashioned sayings, medieval cures and history with a little Shakespeare.
We have an overall limit on places, so please express your interest as soon as possible so we can guarantee you a place.
*Please note that booking onto the Shakespeare Walking Tour does not gurantee a place at Tuesday In The Pub and both options must be selected.
Drinks Reception - Wednesday 08 JanuaryShow content
19:15 Terrace Lounge & Bar
Join us for a Welcome Drink in the Terrace Lounge between 19:15 and 20:00.
No pre-booking is required, everyone is welcome!
Networking Dinner - Wednesday 08 JanuaryShow content
20:00 Grand Ballroom
Join us for a Networking Dinner in the Grand Ballroom to meet with other delegates.
You can add this option whilst registering for the conference here or by editing your exisitng booking
Dress Code: Casual
DOP 2020 Awards Dinner - Thursday 09 JanuaryShow content
From 18:45 Terrace Lounge & Bar
The evening will commence with pre-dinner drinks in the Terrace Lounge & Bar from 18:45 followed by the DOP Awards & Recognition Ceremony at 19:30.
A 3 course meal with be served from 20:00 in the Grand Ballroom with entertainment provided by Vivid Band.
An evening not to be missed!
Dress Code: Smart/Formal
You can add this option whilst registering for the conference here or by editing your exisitng booking
Coached By Cox - Harry CoxShow content
Wednesday 08 January - 12:00-12:30, Hidcote
Thursday 09 January - 13:00-13:30, Hidcote
Friday 10 January - 13:30-14:00, Hidcote
Personal Trainer Harry Cox takes you through some office based exercises to help you stay mobile and pain free as well as busting common workout and nutrition myths. [Workout clothing not required]
Harry will take you through easy to perform exercises to improve common aches and pains caused by desk-ridden posture. The workshop will then break out into a myth busting session where Harry will reduce the confusion surrounding exercise & nutrition. Harry will be available for private sessions throughout the conference to answer any of your personal questions surrounding these topics.
Introduction to Sleektechnique Ballet Bootcamp - Almuth McDowallShow content
Wednesday 08 January - 17:00-17:30, Hidcote
Thursday 09 January - 17:30-18:00, Hidcote
It's evidence-based that dance is one of the best forms of exercise. It improves muscle tone, cardiovascular fitness and balance. It is also a great brain workout and improves and coordination. This interactive session offers a taster of 'Sleek Technique' which is a ballet based fitness programme. The session will take you through an introductory 'Sleektechnique Ballet Bootcamp'. This involves a warm up, some targeted leg and arm work followed by a short cardio section and a stretch.
Loose clothing and bare feet or socks are just fine!
Suitable for beginners - no previous experience is required.
If you are presenting an oral session you should read the Presenter Guidelines.
Poster presenters will find the Poster Presentation Guidelines very useful.
Poster presenters are required to briefly introduce their poster during the Poster Snapshot Session on Thursday 9 January at 10:10-10:40.
Each presenter will have a maximum of 60 seconds to showcase their work. Sample slides are available below along with a template for your use.
Please email your slide to [email protected] by Friday 29 November 2019. All slides will be collated prior to the session, organised by poster number in ascending order and displayed as a single presentation on the day.
Please also provide a pdf of your actual poster. We hope to include these within the electronic abstract book.